As one gentleman said to a member of DAASE during a presentation recently,... "I am 82 years young and the thought of going in to one of those old peoples home frightens me. There is a lot of old people sex going on behind those gates. And you just never know what those old women will do to you in the middle of the night."
When you consider the costs for such "extended care" facilities,... some reports say as much as $75,000 per year,... it is easy to see that remodling a home that is accessible for any and all members of the family is a much better to sustain the quality of life.
But if that isn't enough to scare you to "stay in place," ... consider the growing concern about the spread of sexually transmitted diseases among the elder population. In an article by AARP, ... "For instance, in Arizona's Maricopa and Pima counties — home to large retirement communities just outside Phoenix — the percent of reported cases of syphilis and chlamydia increased twice as fast as the national average. Reported cases were up 87 percent among those 55 and older in those counties."
Leave it to Arizona to lead the nation. And further in the article,.... the Federal Government is now taking a look at the situation.
"As a result of the national trend among seniors, Medicare is considering providing coverage for STD screenings for seniors. In March, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid office announced that it was looking into adding STD exams to the national health-insurance program, which already pays for HIV screenings. Medicare also is weighing the benefits of paying for behavioral counseling for sexually active seniors."
So staying in place may not be the perfect answer for everyone but with tongue in cheek, perhaps it is better to remain in one's own home and "sex in place,"... no matter the age or ability.